April 6, 2012
First Columbia Session for Bob and the boys...
...that led off a recording career of legendary import spreadin' the gospel of Western Swing. Under the tutelage of 'Brother' Art Satherly, famed A&R man for Columbia records, Bob, Tommy, Leon, Al, Jesse, Smokey and the whole gang commenced to make music history. This session from Dallas, TX on September 23rd of '35 was notable in that they cut 20 tunes and returned two days later to add another 4. Two dozen cuts in one complete session. Unheard of by today's standards.
Gone, but never forgotten by those of us who so loved his western swing. RIP Bob.